( This manuscript is NOT a formally written paper and is NOT FOR CITATION in any form. )     The real Wong Fei-hung (WFH) was a celebrated martial artist, a physician, an herbalist, and a street performer. He belonged to the Hong Fist (洪拳) of the Southern Shaolin School (南少林) and was taught by his father, Wong Kei-ying (黃麒英).…
Published in Cultural Insights
    This paper contains reflections on my stay in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China as a Fulbright Senior Scholar from May to July 2015.     Research-wide reflections: Because the Fulbright Scholar Award is prestigious in supporting activities and projects that promote educational exchange and international understanding, I have been able to identify and collect data and collaborate with…
Published in Life & Reflections
     First of all, I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to the Fulbright Program for offering me the generous research grant to conduct a joint research program with Professor Jimmy Yang at Oregon State University (OSU). Not only did this unique opportunity advance my professional knowledge and research skills, it also allowed me to experience U.S.…
Published in Life & Reflections
In many ways, Taiwan is very familiar to me: I have traveled through most of its cities, have many Taiwanese friends, and have worked here previously as a visiting researcher. I enjoy the sights, sounds, people, places, and most aspects of life here. Of course, there are everyday challenges: finding the best deals on cell phone plans, traveling to more…
Published in Life & Reflections
            The Chichiawan Stream and its tributaries in central Taiwan are the last refuge of the critically endangered Formosan landlocked salmon Oncorhynchus formosanus.  Over the past few decades, 11 check dams have been constructed in these streams to reduce sediment transport and to prevent the collapse of riverbanks. However, these dams are thought to be…
Published in Tech & Med

Taiwan's Themes

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 16:48
     There is a theme of themes in Taiwan. Shopping areas are organized by theme, and restaurants are known by their brand. You can find numerous electronics shops and a five-story building dedicated to computers, cameras, cell phones, videogames, and their respective accessories on Bade Road. For everything related to cameras, Boai Road has been the popular location for…
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Debory Yi Li: The Evolution of Taiwanese Identity

Wednesday, 02 September 2015 14:46
    USC graduate This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // came to Taiwan for an independent documentary project on Taiwanese identity. She spent ten months working at the Taiwan Public Television Service Foundation as an intern and on her project. Debory found wealth of experiences and a depth of understanding…
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      Over the course of the eighteenth century in Qing China, increasing categories of criminal cases began to be processed within a militarized judicial track emphasizing speed, simplicity, and finality. This represented a significant structural change to China’s judicial system and is well illustrated by criminal desertion cases.     This email address is being protected from spambots.…
      Dr. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // entered a 99 percent Indigenous community in Yilan, Taiwan to develop cultural Empowerment program. She focused on the community-school base in her curriculum development and assessment and she identified a niche emphasizing ethnic identity and educational opportunity. Dr. Yeh worked…
    Fulbright Senior Scholar Dr. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // shared his pedagogical activities that encourage students to analyze business opportunities and risks in the ASEAN countries from a Taiwanese company’s perspective.      Dr. Daniel C. Indro is an Associate Professor of Finance at Penn State University’s…